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  • Psychology
  • Social Work
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
  • Michelle Pardee, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS
  • Kelly Cue Davis, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): David C. Rozek, PhD
Item#: B4279
Contents: 1 Course Book (60 pages)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview, 2nd Edition

Price $19.95
Item # B4279
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

While most individuals who experience traumatic stressors do not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the high incidence of trauma exposure in the United States requires routine assessment of exposure to a single traumatic event, ongoing traumatic experiences, and symptoms of PTSD.

This intermediate-level course presents an interesting history of the diagnosis, provides current information on assessment approaches, and details effective treatment methods. The role of risk and resiliency factors, as well trauma-informed care are discussed. The course includes a discussion on special considerations for different populations, case examples, and an extensive resource list.

  • Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
  • Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the history, incidence, and etiology for PTSD.
  • Recognize risk and resiliency factors in the development of PTSD.
  • Explain trauma informed care.
  • Describe screening, assessment, differentials, and special considerations for diagnosing PTSD.
  • Explain PTSD treatment approaches and clinician self-care strategies.

Michelle Pardee, DNP, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Dr. Pardee is the program lead for the FNP program and coordinator of academic programs in the Department of Health Behavior & Biological Sciences. She received her doctor of nursing practice degree from Wayne State University, where her doctoral project was a policy analysis of Michigan’s maternal-infant health program. Dr. Pardee has more than 20 years of clinical experience as an FNP in adolescent health, providing care to underserved and at-risk youth, including runaway and homeless persons. In addition to her aca­demic position, she currently provides health care at a grant-funded, school-linked health center. Dr. Pardee is a member of the Complex ACEs, Complex Aid (CASCAID) Nursing Study Group at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her work includes conducting research on adverse childhood experiences, developing assessments and interventions for youth with a high level of adverse childhood experiences, and increasing trauma-informed education across nursing curriculums.

Justin Russotti, MSW, LSW, ACS, received an MSW from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of arts degree in psy­chology from the State University of New York. He is in the process of completing a doctoral degree in counseling. Justin co-facilitates Delphi’s RESPECT batterer intervention program and, through Resolve of Greater Rochester, developed a curriculum that initiates discus­sion around intimate partner violence with high school and college students. Justin also works as a research project director, coordinator, and therapist at Mt. Hope Family Center, where he is examining the effects of maltreatment in young children and the efficacy of various treatment models designed to address childhood trauma exposure.

Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. She obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the effects of alcohol consumption on sexuality, sexual aggression, sexual risk-taking, and violence against women. Most recently, she has studied the effects of alcohol use on sexual violence and HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI)-related risk behaviors under grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Davis serves as an Associate Editor for Psychology of Violence and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

David C. Rozek, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and holds a primary appointment at the University of Utah in the Department of Psychiatry, with a secondary appointment at the National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Rozek received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and completed his residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research and clinical expertise are in understanding and treating stress-related disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Dr. Rozek regularly provides training to clinicians and medical professionals on cognitive- and behavioral-based treatments for these disorders and is an active researcher focusing on how to best improve clinical care.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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